If the current events in Russia weren't tense enough, the homeland of Vladimir Putin has now asked Apple to hand over its source codes for iOS devices and Macs so it can sift through them and see if they're being used for spying. This surfaced earlier this week when Peter Engrob Nielsen, Apple's chief representative in Russia, met with Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov.
Judging from the statistics released by Billboard and Nielsen this morning, we're definitely in the midst of another music revolution--much like the one that followed in the wake of the MP3's first appearance. Based on their findings, fewer people are actually buying music, but almost everyone is streaming it. In the first six months of 2013 alone, streaming soared by 24 percent to 51 billion streams.
If you watch a lot of TV, you're well aware of television networks pushing apps to further complement the viewing of programming. Whether it's a companion app for Discovery Channel, or just an ESPN SportsCenter app to check scores during the game, providers are paying more attention to the prevalence of tablets in American homes.
Well, the weather sure seems unnervingly warm, but the holidays are here. And if you're the parent of little ones, it's time to start sweating as the kids ask Santa for uncomfortably expensive presents. What are kids asking for these days--a pony? Their very own jetpack? Nope. According to a Nielsen study, most children just want iOS devices under the tree this year.
With much of the internet blacked out today in protest of the pending SOPA bill, you’re probably ready to read about something -- anything! -- else to wind down your mid-week “hump day.” Of course, we’re all waiting to see what Apple will serve up to the educational community tomorrow, but in the meantime they’re busy slapping Samsung with another patent lawsuit aimed at the Korean manufacturer’s smartphones -- so there’s no end in sight. In the meantime, here’s what else is making news for this wonderful Wednesday, January 18, 2012.
Nielsen, a global leader in measurement and information, released a report today detailing the current US smartphone market. The report mirrors other recent data that suggests that Android is the top overall smartphone operating system, but Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer.
The June data from Nielsen shows that Google’s Android operating system now claims 39 percent of the U.S. consumer smartphone market; iOS holds second place with 28 percent, and RIM Blackberry has dropped to 20 percent.
According to the latest research from Nielsen, we smartphone owners goof off with our devices more than anything else. It really is all about the games. Games are used more than any other app, even more than checking the weather, news, Facebook or Twitter.
In almost a changing of the guard, apparently kids age 13 and under want an iPad or an iPod Touch more than any other electronic this holiday season, according to the latest Nielsen survey. That exclamation of happiness you just heard? That came from Apple. That groan? That just came from parents' wallets.
Normally we would expect any analysis out of the king of all things TV rating to be crisp and concise, right? Not so when it came to their recent comments about iPad app downloading. They had originally claimed that about one-third of all iPad users had never downloaded an app. Looks like the yolk's on them!
We all know about the iPad's surging popularity, and how eReaders are starting to become the trend. But ever wondered the demographics of who uses these up and coming devices? Nielsen Company dug into that very topic of discussion.